USA: Normalizing delay, perpetuating injustice, undermining the 'rules of the road'

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June 24, 2010

USA: Normalizing delay, perpetuating injustice, undermining the 'rules of the road'

15 Obaydullah v Obama, Respondent’s opposition to petitioner’s motion to vacate the existing stay on habeas petition. In the US District Court for DC, 13 March 2009.

16 Obaydullah v. Obama, Brief for the respondents-appellees, In the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, 6 January 2010.

17 See also, USA: More of the same: New Manual for Military Commissions confirms acquittal may not mean release, 29 April 2010, http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR51/036/2010/en

18 Obaydullah v Obama. US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, 18 June 2010.

19 UN Human Rights Committee, General Comment 32 (2007).

20 Richard A. Clark, Against all enemies. Inside America’s war on terror. 2004. Free Press, p.152-153.

21 Attorney General announces forum decisions for Guantánamo detainees, US Department of Justice, 13 November 2009, http://www.justice.gov/ag/speeches/2009/ag-speech-091113.html

22 USA: Blocked at every turn: The absence of effective remedy for counter-terrorism abuses, November 2009, http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR51/120/2009/en

23 Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law, General Assembly resolution 60/147 of 16 December 2005.